LITH Man Killed in Route 23 Crash South of Harvard

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department: Sheriff’s Office Investigates Fatal Traffic Crash A 22-year-old male was pronounced dead and a 23-year-old female was in critical condition following a traffic crash involving a pickup truck and passenger car in … Continue reading

McHenry County Taxpayers Owe Over $130 Million for Underfunded Police and Fire Pensions…as of Two Years Ago

Commenter Mark has laid out all of the municipal police and fire pension fund money owed by McHenry County taxpayers. Let’s review police and fire pension funding status in McHenry County. Remember, Jack Franks says he has a plan to … Continue reading

Harvard Dog Treat Company Expanding

The Harvard Economic Development reports that Harvest Ovens will undergo a major expansion. “Pedigree Ovens manufactures private label all-natural gourmet pet treats in a human-grade environment and distributes  them to companies and consumers across North America through its Harvard-based sales operation, The Pound Bakery,” its … Continue reading

Mayors Endorsing Jack Franks

Just thought you’d like to know the mayors and village presidents who have endorsed Jack Franks as of 7-12-16: City of Harvard Mayor Jay Nolan City of McHenry Mayor Susan Low City of Woodstock Mayor Brian Sager Village of Algonquin … Continue reading

Traffic Ticket Discrimination Against Out-of-Towners Everywhere, But Crystal Lake and

The Chicago Tribune released results of a study of traffic ticket data that shows whether police departments discriminate in favor of their own residents. In the towns studied in McHenry County Crystal Lake and Harvard stood out as being even-handed. … Continue reading

Harvard Re-Cycling Saturday

A press release from the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County: DEFENDERS’ RECYCLING DRIVE – Harvard, June 11th Recycling Drive accepts TVs, fluorescent tubes, electronics, Styrofoam™, more! WOODSTOCK – On Saturday, June 11th, the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County (EDMC) will conduct … Continue reading

Tax Takes for Cities and Villages

Below is what cities and villages in McHenry County did to property taxpayers last year and what can be expected this year: City or village INCR / DECR INCR / DECR 2015 – 2014 2014 – 2013 IN TOTAL TAX … Continue reading

Elected Officials in McHenry County in IMRF Pension System

Thought folks might like to know what elected officials besides most McHenry County Board members participate in the pension fund of the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF). I filed a Freedom of Information Request asking for the following: “All employers … Continue reading

Effective Tax Rates in McHenry County

The only way to compare property tax burdens is to divide one’s property tax bill by the value of one’s home. That’s what the Chicago Tribune did in November of 2015. The effective tax rates found for McHenry County towns … Continue reading